Taihu Yuantouzhu Scenic – Take a welcome breather in nature

The beautiful scenic area of Wuxi on China’s furthest eastern coast is an intriguing part of the country replete with history and natural splendour that beg exploration. When visiting the city, a quality hotel in Wuxi to host your stay can be found at the Millennium Wuxi. Boasting sumptuous elegance and a central location, this Wuxi hotel will provide all guests with a stay unmatched in comfort and convenience. When you fancy a break from the city, visit Lake Taihu, China’s third-largest freshwater lake, and dotted with 48 small islands and 72 peaks, creating a natural wonderland ripe for exploration. One of the most memorable locales in the region is the Yuantouzhu peninsula, which juts out over the lake and surrounding area and opens up a breathtaking spectacle for the eyes. The unique rock feature resembles a turtle’s head, which is what the name translates to. Featuring a gorgeous landscaped garden built in 1916, it covers an area of almost 6km and is one of the country’s largest. The gardens play home to a slew of beautiful private homes and villas, whose luxurious facades are a treat to witness when you walk through. Dotted with fine examples of ancient and modern architectural features, as well as vibrant flower gardens, it is the ideal location to be savoured on a lazy afternoon with family and friends.

Angela Fernando is an impassioned travel writer who composes pieces under the pen name Sumaira Narayan. She loves writing about new and exciting places around the world and intends to visit them all someday.